Midnight Treats

Created by Hemant Pathak, mixologist and bar manager of Junoon in New York City, this drink mixes multiple liquors to optimal effect.

“The intense spice notes from the straight rye pair well with the slightly peaty scotch, and the amaro helps to soften the whole flavor, extending the length of the cocktail with herbal notes,” Pathak says. An expressed orange peel brightens and balances it all out.

More Amaro and Whisky Cocktails

INGREDIENTS

  • Highland Park 12 year old single malt scotch (to rinse)
  • ¾ oz. Kentucky straight rye, such as Michter’s
  • ¾ oz. blended scotch, such as Dewar’s 12 year old
  • ¾ oz. Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale amaro
  • ¼ oz. Punt e Mes vermouth
  • Garnish: orange peel

DIRECTIONS

Rinse a coupe glass with Highland Park. Stir all remaining ingredients with ice in a mixing glass, then strain into coupe glass. Express an orange peel over the drink, then drop it into the glass.

More From Cocktails

Slow and Low

Reminiscent of the Cuba Libra, this aperitif-style rye whiskey cocktail delivers earthiness and coconut notes.

Vecchio Amico

A combination of rye whiskey, amaro, and vermouth keeps this aperitif cocktail bright, bitter, and bold.